Monday, November 23, 2009

Edit; Lyrics

Turns out "Posey" is actually spelled "Posie". Well, at least no one had to point it out to me... my own brain kept stumbling over it.

English major, FOR THE WIN!

When I googled the spelling, I also got interested in the many versions of Ring Around the Rosie. Here's how we sing it:

Ring Around the Rosie
Pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down

At our Mommy-n-me classes, we traditionally end with this verse:

Penny the water
Penny on the sea
Up jumps a fish
And up jumps me

(And, if it's not completely obvious, all the kids jump up.)

On the Wikipedia site, it lists many verses, but this isn't one of them. Tiny Town original? Mysterious.

How do you sing it? Has anyone ever heard of "our" 2nd verse?


clueless but hopeful mama said...

Hahaha! I've never heard of your verse.

In my Pasadena Mommy and Me, we sang:

The cows are in the meadow,
eating buttercups
thunder, lightning
we all STAND UP!

GreenStyleMom said...

That is such a cutie kitten! I LOVE kittens. Our poor Oscar sometimes gets a little too much love from my kids and their friends. I'm hoping it means he'll grow up into a tolerant cat...

So what is the final name?

Angie said...

my SIL sings "A tissue, a tissue, we all fall down"

Swistle said...

No, but the mommy-and-me group I belonged to added a "second verse" to "You Are My Sunshine":

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.

[Switch to TOTALLY DIFFERENT tune/tone:]
So let the sun shine in!
Face it with a grin!
Smilers never lose
And frowners never win!
So let the sun shine in!
Face it with a grin!
Open up your heart
And let the sun! shine! in!

It was so silly, from almost mournful love in a "don't leave me" vein to Perky! Perky! Perkypops! about smiling and winning.